Unpaid traffic fines will no longer be used as grounds for suspending a person’s driver’s license. Not only that, but licenses that are already suspended – due to fines or a failure to appear for a noncriminal moving violation – will be reinstated. This moratorium stems from a recent Thurston County court case that led to negotiations between the ACLU and the State of Washington.
The moratorium will be in place until SB 5226 takes effect in 2023 – which will still allow suspensions for failing to appear in court.
You can read the full article from the Seattle Times HERE.